While I walk clients to the treatment room, I quiz them about their health history, how they're doing today, any surgeries or injuries, etc. Then I ask them the question that makes me cringe inwardly in anticipation:
"Any areas you'd like me to focus on today?"
So far, not a single client has gone to the gutter to find an answer to this question, luckily.
The other day however, the following conversation took place (the client was scheduled for a 50-minute deep tissue massage):
Me: Any areas you'd like me to focus on today?
Him: Well, I always need more work on my back, and my neck and shoulders hurt from the flight here and the crappy bed they gave me. And my feet and legs are sore from walking the convention so much. Oh, and please focus also on my forearms, I went golfing yesterday and I think I overdid it!
Me: *blink blink* So, basically your entire body?
Him: (sheepishly) Yeah, pretty much!
Me: Well, we've only got 50 minutes, but I'll do my best!
And I did.